Chennai Super Kings have moved to the top of the points table with a thumping victory over the defending champions Mumbai Indians after they were put under massive pressure in the first game of the second leg here in Dubai.
CSK lost their primary middle order batter Ambati Rayudu to injury as the batsman was hit by a searing bouncer from Adam Milne and was forced to retire hurt after having faced just 3 balls in the game
CSK is known for their batting depth in this edition of IPL. They have both pace and spin power hitters in their line up and they have capable hitters till #9. Ambati Rayudu was exceptional in the first leg of IPL where he acted as the middle overs enforcer with the bat.
He was ready to take some massive risks and it did come off more often than not. He was hit by a nasty bouncer from Adam Milne in yesterday’s game against Mumbai Indians and didn’t take part in the game since that incident and it was expected that he might have copped a serious injury which might rule him out for a handful of games but CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan confirmed that the underrated IPL batter will be available for the next game against KKR. Here’s what he had to say about the injury update.
Ambati Rayudu will be available for the selection in the next match against RCB. Deepak Chahar just had cramps. Nothing more.
CSK are looking like the team to beat in this season so far. They are playing an aggressive brand of cricket and their captain MS Dhoni has been marshalling his troops magnificently and it might require a miraculous effort from other teams in the competition to stop CSK from winning their 4th title under Mahendra Singh Dhoni which looks highly unlikely.